Why do you think its a dairy soy issue?
Why do you think its a dairy soy issue?
She screamed and screamed with nothing I could do to help and horrible baby acne and now no screaming and when she crys we can calm her.
Sounds a lot like my oldest. I think the longest he went without pooping was 12 days. I know they say that it is fine, but I really think it makes babies miserable! Nothing I did helped him poop. I am glad you found something to help. I cut out dairy and it helped with the spit up and acid reflux some, but not totally. He was on Zantac and I don't think that helped at all. It is not fun dealing with a baby that is constantly spitting up and fussing. As far as the food, it can be hard. I love dairy and was sad to cut out the cheese and butter! I agree that cutting out the processed foods and cooking from scratch and making substitutions is the best thing to do. I don't eat tons of processed foods, so that part wasn't hard. But I could substitute a lot, and what I couldn't substitute, I just cut out totally. I used the rice dream as a substitute for milk in a lot of recipes.
At first the change in diet will seem kind of tricky, but you will find a new "normal" as far as what to eat and it won't seem too bad after the initial adjustment. Oh... there are "specialty stores" that sell ice cream made from coconut milk. The price is outrageous though, and of course there is still a bunch of other processed stuff in it. Anyway, for an ice cream replacement you can freeze your favorite fruit (strawberries, bananas, etc) Then get some FULL FAT coconut milk or a coconut cream. Take out your frozen fruit and put some of the cream on it in a blender. Blend up the mixture and add a little sugar if you like. Not exactly the same, but close! One thing we do for a lot of meals is a bunch of meat in the slow cooker. I buy whatever is on sale for the week (I can get pork roasts as cheap as $1.50 a pound sometimes, and beef roasts for less then $3... or some of the cheaper steaks or pork chops at that price too). I put a bunch of meat in the slow cooker in the morning with some salt and onion powder). Cook all day on low, and in the evening just serve it up with your favorite sauce. Can you still eat eggs? Eggs are versatile! ANyway, gotta go for now, but I'll think about it and maybe add some more things later.
Thank u Laurie. I haven't been told to cut oiut eggs. I bought some stuff to make homeMade pizzas, fried potatoes, shredded chicken, beef tips, spaghetti, salads, and some humus for snacking. I forget what else. I'll keep checking bc I'm sure u have many ideas :) O and idk abt coconut milk bc I don't like the taste of coconuts in cookies and bars....
I HATE coconut in cookies and bars!! Mostly it's a texture thing for me, but yeah, I can't stand it. That being said... I love to bake with coconut flour and use coconut milk in recipes. So... give it a try, you might like it. :-)
I love crock pot cooking! I just need to remember to thaw meat the day before. I'm so forgetful!
Honestly, for me dairy would be the easiest to cut out....except for maybe my morning coffee. Gluten would be such a pain to cut out!
Good job on picking up some groceries. I don't know how you can eat pizza without cheese though. You go girl!
I don't eat dairy or soy (or wheat/gluten) so I'll just give you a day in the life :)
Usually eggs for breakfast. Right now I'm doing an omelette with tomatoes and salsa and avocado. Yum. In a crepe/tortilla it's even better.
Snacks are usually fruit/smoothies/chocolate.
Lunches are usually salads - don't always worry about an animal protein, you can add nuts and seeds to your salads too.
Dinners - depends on if we feel like cooking that night or not. I can easily skip dinner for snacking (not really ideal). But I focus more on sides rather than just one main thing. Lots of veggies for sides. I liked my cooked veggies at dinner time. We'll do fish, quinoa, meatballs, burgers, chicken, salmon patties, quiche, loaves of various sorts (usually just veggies & eggs processed together and baked). Soups and stews are always great (although not if you don't like them in the summer). We love roasted and bbq'd veggies too. Zucchini, asparagus, eggplant, sweet potato, portabello mushrooms (they make yummy burgers too)
I also drink almond milk. The chocolate one :) And as far as baking, I use coconut oil for the base (I also don't like the taste of coconut, but I've gotten used to the coconut oil, and don't taste it anymore. You can also use almond milk and hemp milk in baking.
It's true that I sometimes eat gluten free soy sauce, and I do have soy lecithin in some chocolates. Although there are some you can buy without it. But it's pricey.